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Kerim Sariyilmaz, Ilker Eren, Okan Ozkunt, Mustafa Sungur, Onder I Kilicoglu, Fatih Dikici
BACKGROUND: Gout is a purine metabolism disease. Tophaceous gout may cause joint destruction and other systemic problems and sometimes may be complicated by infection. Infection and sinus with discharge associated with tophaceous gout are serious complications, and treatment is difficult. We present a patient with tophaceous gout complicated by infection and discharging sinus treated by bilateral amputation at the level of the first metatarsus. METHODS: A 43-year-old man previously diagnosed as having gout, and noncompliant with treatment, presented with tophaceous gout associated with discharging sinus and infection on his left first metatarsophalangeal joint...
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Ceren D Durmaz, John McGrath, Lu Liu, Halil G Karabulut
Focal dermal hypoplasia (FDH), also known as Goltz-Gorlin syndrome, is a rare, multisystemic, X-linked dominant genodermatosis characterized by defective development of mesodermal and ectodermal tissues. Major clinical features of the disorder are skin manifestations, skeletal defects, and developmental eye abnormalities. FDH is caused by heterozygous mutations in the PORCN gene located at Xp11.23, and 90% of individuals with FDH are females. Here, we report a female patient with cutaneous changes, multiple eye anomalies, short stature, and ectrodactyly of the right foot...
March 10, 2018: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
A Coelho, P Brandão, M Lobo, I Lojo, A Canedo
INTRODUCTION: Major pelvic Ilio-Iliac arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an exceedingly rare diagnosis with only a few described cases in the literature, most of them related to congenital defects or trauma. In this case report, we aim to present a case of an ilio-iliac AVF with an atypical clinical presentation. CASE REPORT: The patient is a 77-year-old women, with a relevant medical history of a temporally remote hysterectomy. She developed an exuberant unilateral right leg oedema and was diagnosed with a femoro-iliac deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and started on anticoagulation and daily use of elastic compression stockings...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Rana Muhammad Kamran Shabbir, Gökhan Nalbant, Nafees Ahmad, Sajid Malik, Aslıhan Tolun
BACKGROUND: Carbohydrate sulfotransferase 11 (CHST11) is a membrane protein of Golgi that catalyses the transfer of sulfate to position 4 of the N-acetylgalactosamine residues of chondroitin. Chondroitin sulfate is the predominant proteoglycan in cartilage, and its sulfation is important in the developing growth plate of cartilage. A homozygous deletion encompassing part of the gene and the embedded miRNA MIR3922 had been detected in a woman with hand/foot malformation and malignant lymphoproliferative disease...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
Il Hoon Sung, Dong Woo Jang, Se Wan Kim, Youn Hwan Kim, Sang Wha Kim
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of complicated diabetic lower leg and foot defects involving multiple tissue components remains a challenge. The purpose of this report is to introduce thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) chimeric flaps for reconstructing diabetic lower leg and foot soft tissue defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2010 and August 2016, 17 patients with multiple diabetic lower leg and foot defects underwent reconstruction with TDAP chimeric flaps...
March 5, 2018: Microsurgery
Mohammed Ashi, Rehab Assur, Basim Awan, Hattan Aljaaly
INTRODUCTION: Split Hand-Foot malformation (SHFM) is a congenital limb defect that affects the central rays of the hands and/or feet. It is a rare condition that has genetic and environmental etiologies. It ranges in severity depending on the extent of the malformation. We report on two siblings with severe SHFM affecting all limbs. METHODS: We described two cases of siblings with SHFM and discuss the possible causes of the condition. This research did not require ethical approval due to the institute not requiring it for this type of study...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Maria N Plana, Javier Zamora, Gautham Suresh, Luis Fernandez-Pineda, Shakila Thangaratinam, Andrew K Ewer
BACKGROUND: Health outcomes are improved when newborn babies with critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are detected before acute cardiovascular collapse. The main screening tests used to identify these babies include prenatal ultrasonography and postnatal clinical examination; however, even though both of these methods are available, a significant proportion of babies are still missed. Routine pulse oximetry has been reported as an additional screening test that can potentially improve detection of CCHD...
March 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
L Sebbag, R Allbaugh, T Strong, R Strauss, R Wehrman, B Foote, C Peterson, G Ben-Shlomo
Spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs) are characteristic ulcers in dogs that are refractory to healing. The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of a topical regenerative agent to promote healing of SCCEDs. Nineteen dogs (20 eyes) were randomized to receive either regenerative agent (10 eyes) or placebo (10 eyes) every 48h following corneal debridement, which was repeated 1 week later if the SCCED had not yet healed. The mean±standard deviation time to re-epithelialization was 17.3±12...
March 2018: Veterinary Journal
Graham A Hamilton, Matthew D Doyle, Francesca M Castellucci-Garza
The indications for arthroscopy have expanded over the years. Arthroscopic-assisted open reduction internal fixation in the setting of acute trauma is gaining popularity with foot and ankle surgeons. It serves to facilitate direct visualization of fracture fragments and allows for precise articular reduction with minimal soft tissue insult. Current evidence reports a high incidence of chondral injury with ankle fractures. Arthroscopy performed at the time of open reduction internal fixation allows for joint inspection and potential treatment of these posttraumatic defects...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Enqi Guo, Qingping Xie, Ziguan Zhu, Peihong Jin, Peihong Jin, Liang Wang
Management of hand and foot defects with exposed tendons is a big challenge for plastic surgeons. Thin vascularized tissue offers an ideal surface for tendon excursion. OBJECTIVE: This study examines the reconstructive benefits of a laparoscopy-assisted chimeric peritoneal-deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap in the treatment of hand and foot injury defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 8 patients (6 men, 2 women) that received hand or foot reconstruction with laparoscopy-assisted chimeric peritoneal-DIEP flap...
February 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Meei-Hua Lin, Joseph B Miller, Yamato Kikkawa, Hani Y Suleiman, Karl Tryggvason, Bradley L Hodges, Jeffrey H Miner
Background Laminin α 5 β 2 γ 1 (LM-521) is a major component of the GBM. Mutations in LAMB2 that prevent LM-521 synthesis and/or secretion cause Pierson syndrome, a rare congenital nephrotic syndrome with diffuse mesangial sclerosis and ocular and neurologic defects. Because the GBM is uniquely accessible to plasma, which permeates endothelial cell fenestrae, we hypothesized that intravenous delivery of LM-521 could replace the missing LM-521 in the GBM of Lamb2 mutant mice and restore glomerular permselectivity...
February 22, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Liangsong Song, Zhixin Zhang, Yang Wang, Yang Liu, Zhigang Liu, Lei Chen, Laijin Lu
Management of complex foot injuries, which involve open fractures and severe trauma to soft tissues, represent a challenge to orthopedic clinicians. In the present case report, we treated a complex foot injury with a remodeled fibular osteocutaneous free flap to reconstruct the anterior and lateral areas of the foot. The flap survived completely. At the 9-month follow-up examination, bony union of the graft bone was identified by radiographic examination. The reconstructed foot could bear body weight, and the patient could maintain a bipedal gait without discomfort...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Feng Liu, Ruo-Kun Huang, Ming Xie, Hao Pan, Jing-Jing Zhao, Bo Lei
BACKGROUND: To examine the safety and efficacy of Masquelet's technique as a surgical method for treating the first metatarsophalangeal joint in cases of gout accompanied by a massive bone defect. METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2016, eleven patients (7 males and 4 females; mean age 33.1 years; range, 23-43 years) received surgical treatment for a first metatarsophalangeal joint tophus which caused a serious bone defect. The first metatarsophalangeal bone defects ranged from 3-6cm, or nearly 50% of the length of normal bone...
February 17, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Don Koh, Jeremy Lim, Jerry Y Chen, Inderjeet R Singh, Kevin Koo
BACKGROUND: Repairs of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures are technically challenging due to large defects after scar excision. Multiple techniques for repair have been proposed but little consensus on best practice established. This study aims to compare flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfers versus turndown flaps augmented by FHL transfers. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, 49 unilateral repairs of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures were performed. We retrospectively compared the outcomes of 20 patients who underwent FHL transfer with 19 patients who underwent turndown flaps augmented with FHL transfer before surgery and at three time points after surgery (three, six and twelve months)...
November 10, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Gregory Farber, Romulo Hurtado, Sarah Loh, Sébastien Monette, James Mtui, Raphael Kopan, Susan Quaggin, Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger, Doris Herzlinger, Rizaldy P Scott, Carl P Blobel
The principal function of glomeruli is to filter blood through a highly specialized filtration barrier consisting of a fenestrated endothelium, the glomerular basement membrane and podocyte foot processes. Previous studies have uncovered a crucial role of endothelial a disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10) and Notch signaling in the development of glomeruli, yet the resulting defects have not been further characterized nor understood in the context of kidney development. Here, we used several different experimental approaches to analyze the kidneys and glomeruli from mice lacking ADAM10 in endothelial cells (A10ΔEC mice)...
February 3, 2018: Angiogenesis
Muhammad Amin Yousaf, Zain Ul Abidin, Kamran Khalid, Ata Ul Haq, Farrukh Aslam Khalid, Faraz Ahmad Tarar, Muhammad Umar Asif, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar
Obective:To assess the outcome of extended delayed reverse sural artery flap for reconstruction of foot defects proximal to toes in terms of flap survival, complication and extended area. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Lahore, from February 2015 to April 2017. METHODOLOGY: Cases who underwent delayed sural artery flap were inducted. Preoperative hand-held doppler was done to confirm the location of perforator...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Mahmoud Aarabi, Olivia Sniezek, Huaiyang Jiang, Devereux N Saller, Daniel Bellissimo, Svetlana A Yatsenko, Aleksandar Rajkovic
Whole exome sequencing (WES) is an emerging technique in prenatal diagnosis. In this retrospective study, we examined diagnostic utility and limitations of WES in prenatal cases with structural birth defects. DNA from 20 trios (fetal and parental), with normal karyotype and microarray findings, underwent WES and variant interpretation at a reference laboratory. The WES results were later re-evaluated in our academic center utilizing prenatal and postnatal phenotyping. Initial analysis using only prenatal ultrasound findings revealed no pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in 20 pregnancies with structural birth defects...
February 1, 2018: Human Genetics
Ling Gao, Ailin Yu, Jingcheng Liu, Lina Ma, Jing Li
AIM: To determine the relationship between eNOS uncoupling and diabetic ischemic foot and whether reversing eNOS uncoupling by Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) transfection or folic acid (FA) supplementation can be beneficiary in diabetic ischemic foot. METHODS: The bilateral common iliac artery of diabetic rats were ligated to establish the diabetic ischemic foot animal model. DHFR transfection was implemented via femoral artery and muscle injection of in vivo transfection reagent mixture (GenEscortIII) every 4 days during the 2 weeks intervention...
February 1, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Hideki Tokumoto, Shinsuke Akita, Yoshitaka Kubota, Motone Kuriyama, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: Vascularized nerve grafting is normally associated with a good outcome, but can be difficult to use for nerve reconstruction in patients with long defects of the sciatic nerve given the graft thickness. We report 3 cases of large defect sciatic nerve reconstruction using the bilateral sural nerves of the lower legs harvested together with the fascia and lesser saphenous vein to form a vascularized flap. METHODS: The subjects were 3 patients who required the reconstruction of a 10-cm or longer segment of the sciatic nerve...
January 31, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Sanjay Maurya, N Srinath, P S Bhandari
Background: Mine blast injuries of foot are devastating injuries that result in composite tissue loss or amputations. Negative pressure wound therapy has helped in the management of such combat-related wounds. The aim of this study was to report experiences gained in managing such injuries at a tertiary care center. Methods: 17 combatants who sustained mine blast injuries were included in this study. Severity of foot injury was assessed as per Foot and Ankle Severity Score...
October 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
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